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Old 10-22-2000, 11:34 AM   #1
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Complete this sentence:

You know you're a Gordon Lightfoot FANATIC when...
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Old 10-22-2000, 12:03 PM   #2
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you spend too much time, on Corfid.com....
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:01 AM   #3
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You'd do anything short of murder to get back stage and shake his hand, get him to autograph his lastest cd, and actually persuade him to accept a demo of your latest new song played and sung by yourself.
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Old 10-23-2000, 12:03 PM   #4
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You can listen to a song 12 billion times over a period of 25 plus years (CRT for example) and never ever ever get bored with it, tired of it or skip over it when listening to CD. CRT is just one of so so many that are like that for me.

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Old 10-23-2000, 06:25 PM   #5
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You know you're a Gordon Lightfoot FANATIC when...

you name your old rusty rowboat "Silver Heels."
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Old 10-23-2000, 08:40 PM   #6
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I have known I am a fanatic for a long time because...He is my screensaver at work and at home, my two goldfish are named Gordon and Edmund, I have a framed picture of him on my wall in my office at work and I'm quite sure I can sing along with EVERY song and not miss a single word.
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Old 10-23-2000, 11:31 PM   #7
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1)Ditto to Windhorse's post. 2)80% of our annual income comes in from June thru Sept. By February things are tight,by March it's hamburger, by April it's macaroni and cheese.Oh, what's this? Gord is taping a PBS special in Reno on April 19th. Let's fly up there from Colorado,rent a car and stay in a fancy hotel. Early May, "hey where's the cheese" 3)Ripping an umbrella from my shivering wife's hand to hold it over Gord during a rainstorm after the Denver concert."Hey, can I stop sleeping on the couch"
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Old 10-24-2000, 05:37 PM   #8
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Erica/Sundreme: here and now is the place for YOUR list, eh? Got the time to type it all here? Hope so! Go for it!

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Old 10-24-2000, 06:47 PM   #9
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...you break out into song, a poor rendition of Me & Bobby McGee, every time the windshield wipers are on!
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Old 10-24-2000, 10:05 PM   #10
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you have worn the wax through to the turn-table mat. Reduced all your tapes to low end only. Swear the laser is melting your cd.

Own multiple copies of every album, 45,8-Track, cassette and cd and still manage to make copies of your cd's.

Feel as though the life you are living is analagous or identical to his music.

Find listening to other music is being unfaithful to Gord.

Can never get enough.


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Old 10-25-2000, 01:56 PM   #11
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I hear you classicmixj. I don't know who's been reading who's mind (or mail) but I swear there's syncronicity here. For years I thought Gord sang about me and only me but now that I've found this web sight I have to share this fantasy/delusion with others. It's kind of sobering, not to mention a little unsettling. Maybe it's just that we're all members of a select group of narcissists.
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Old 10-26-2000, 09:35 AM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by theotterjudy:
Erica/Sundreme: here and now is the place for YOUR list, eh? Got the time to type it all here? Hope so! Go for it!

--Judy



What Judy's refering to is something I posted on the newsgroup a years ago, then expanded on a Lightfoot mailing list we're on. Coincidentally, I sent it to the list only a few days before this thread began. What I posted was a Letterman show style list entitled "Top 12 Ways to tell that you are too Obsessed with Gordon Lightfoot" I've added another item, so now I present..."The Top 13 Ways To Tell That You Are Too Obsessed with Gordon Lighfoot"

13. You were captain of the winning team during a Gordon Lightfoot trivia game at a Gordon Lightfoot fan convention.

12. You sigh anytime someone mentions 1938.

11. Someone says "Let us pray" and you turn to face Orillia.

10. You use all or part of his birthdate as your ATM PIN number.

9.You hear mystery sounds in his recordings.

8.You ARGUE about the mystery sounds heard in his recordings.

7. You analyze his use of the word "The" in his songs.

6. You ARGUE over the analysis of the word "The" in his songs.

5. You own every thing he ever recorded, but you check the CD section of your local music store just to MAKE SURE they are carrying his stuff.

4. You use the "He dissed Gord" defense at your trial.

3. Every day you look up the horoscope for Scorpio even though you claim you don't believe in astrology and you happen to be a Capricorn.

2. You write a nasty letter to Entertainment Tonight for leaving him out of their "Today's Birthdays" segment.

And the number one way to tell that you are TOO obsessed with Gordon Lightfoot:

You write a nasty letter to Playgirl for leaving him out of their "Best Buns in North America" issue.
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Old 10-27-2000, 12:25 PM   #13
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Erica, that was absolutely fantastic! And all so true..
To go along with number 5, not only do yhou own everything he's ever done, but in all three formats; LP, cassette and disc where possible. "Just in case" you play one so much that it dies, you'll always have a backup!!. LOL
Thanks for your great list!..
Barbara
Here's another: you scour the weekend section of the newspaper every single week under the Coming Attractions section to see just in case he might be appearing somewhere that you don't know about, just in case he sneaks one in! Anyone else do that?

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Old 11-09-2000, 05:19 PM   #14
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You are riding home from work with the sounds of "Beautiful" playing on the cassette player. You walk in the door and pass through the dining room turning your son's cd player (He did not take it to college with him) that is sitting on the table and it is playing track one of Soundbook. You have a pile of laundry to put away and take it upstair and turn on the upstair cd player that belongs to your daughter and it is playing "Ribbon of Darkness"
It is back down the stair to the living room and you put on you vinyl on the record player that you just bought at a rummage sale and it is playing "Summertime Dream." This is all at the same time.
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Old 11-10-2000, 06:50 PM   #15
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When you wind up changing your guitar strings every month, tho you haven't performed officially in public in twenty years, but manage to get two hours a day in playing Gord's music just to stay in top form should someone ask.

And when you get in a fistfight with someone over a grammerical syntax error about a third person, removed, "High steppen strutters who land in the gutter.." line from Rainy Day People, because they are an English Professor with an axe to grind.
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Old 11-11-2000, 10:16 PM   #16
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...you seek solitude, go out in the garage, climb in the car, recline the seat, and crank up six speakers around your head that are filled with Gord. The sounds of an old friend, that take you back, that take you there, that define the human existance, the human experience, that make that day, however it has been, that much better. Listen to the strings, they jangle and dangle while the old guitar rings... It does not get any better, nor will it.

OOPS! Time to go back into the house...
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Old 11-12-2000, 03:36 PM   #17
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when you dump a boyfriend becos he refuses
to grow a beard and have his 'tousled curls' styled in a most familiar style
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Old 11-12-2000, 07:00 PM   #18
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You are a witty, creative bunch. These are a riot--maybe we should send them with the birthday card

You know you're a Gordon Lightfoot FANATIC when...you've lost 5 pounds on Florian's Miracle Weight Loss Program after discovering his Lightfoot website and missing meals because you're spending so much time on it!!

Thanks, Florian


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Old 11-12-2000, 08:36 PM   #19
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Nary a blustry November evening goes by without thoughts of The Fitz.
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Old 11-12-2000, 09:35 PM   #20
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...when everyone who knows me to some degree or has worked around me knows of Gordon Lightfoot and can recognize most of his songs (coinsidence? I think not!!)
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Old 11-13-2000, 10:41 AM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by supaiblue:
You are a witty, creative bunch. These are a riot--maybe we should send them with the birthday card

You know you're a Gordon Lightfoot FANATIC when...you've lost 5 pounds on Florian's Miracle Weight Loss Program after discovering his Lightfoot website and missing meals because you're spending so much time on it!!

Thanks, Florian


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Hey Florian, that's not a bad idea! Maybe
you should send these to Gord with the card.
I think he would be amused.
BTW - the 17th grows nigh ... when are you
posting the card?

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Old 11-16-2000, 06:48 PM   #22
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I feel like such a fair-weather fan. There are some albums I do not own in all three formats.

Forgive me Lord. LOL

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Old 11-17-2000, 07:50 PM   #23
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when you have "Gord Fever"
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Old 11-17-2000, 09:25 PM   #24
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when you have your husband leave work in the middle of the day and drive you to Toronto (right past where he works) to deliver an internet birthday greeting card from total strangers to a man you have loved and adored for 30 years (which is 4 year's longer than the time you have loved and adored your husband!) Then have him drive you all the way back home (past his office) drop you off and then have him go back to work while you send a message to all the other fans.
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Old 11-17-2000, 09:41 PM   #25
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...you begin purchasing disguises for Char, a total stranger, so she can continue delivering internet messages in person to Mr. Lightfoot's office.
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